While there is no word on whether or not Tony Gilroy is writing it or even if there is a storyline in place a fourth Jason Bourne movie has been confirmed by Variety with the following statement:
On tap is a fourth “Bourne” movie, but their slate is full of efforts to either launch new franchises or resurrect old ones.
More recently, Shmuger and Linde landed Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon for a fourth “Bourne” movie, even though the director and star seemed ready to wrap it up after three pics.
While this is good news, especially the fact that it will be Greengrass and Damon, I am not sure how guaranteed it actually is, at least not without a writer aboard. I am sure a storyline is in place, but until a scripter is signed on I am going to remain pessimistic even though I have already added Untitled Fourth Jason Bourne Movie to the database. The one last thing we need is a crummy Bourne flick to taint the franchise.
In other news, Universal is apparently trying to court Guillermo del Toro away from doing two Hobbit films, which would keep him from filming the H.P. Lovecraft epic At the Mountains of Madness, a project he has talked about for as long as I can remember. Here is how that was reported.
U also was caught off-guard after they aggressively courted Guillermo Del Toro, the filmmaker behind “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Hellboy.” The studio gave him a first-look deal, picked up a sequel to “Hellboy” with a budget of more than $80 million, and even bought the rights to his dream project, the H.P. Lovecraft epic, “At the Mountains of Madness.”
But U brass was stunned to suddenly see Del Toro emerge as the likely director of the next two “Hobbit” movies for New Line and MGM. That would lock him down for four straight years in New Zealand.
Langley acknowledges, “We’re in discussions with how to rectify that with Guillermo.”
Hellboy 2 hits theaters on July 11th.